Town Board Meeting Tuesday September 22 – 7:00

September 19th, 2020

Town of Camillus 4600 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219
FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ENFORCED

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
(S) None
PUBLIC COMMENT
SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS
1. Approve payment No. 5 in the amount of $91,390.00 to Caldwell Tanks Inc., for the worked completed to July 25, 2020 for the Rolling Meadows Tank Project.
2. Approve Town of Camillus participation in the CNY Stormwater Coalition Staff Services and Education Compliance Assistance Program for 2021 at a cost not to exceed $3,600.00.
3. Set the date, time, and place as October 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing to considering amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a six foot wood privacy into the front yard setback and drainage easement on the south side of the house along Scenic Drive. The fence begins along the south face of the side of the house, crosses the 50 foot front yard setback along Scenic Drive then turns approximately 90 degrees to the east runs approximately 100 feet, encroaching into a drainage easement, then turning north back across the 50 front yard setback located at 5500 Rolling Meadows Way, TM# 020.-1-04-22.0. (Per Councilor Mary Luber)
4. Approve the Town of Camillus Deer Management Plan for 2020-2021. (Per Councilor Steve James)
PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

Liz and Dave Beebe Erie Canal Park

September 12th, 2020

On Thursday September 10, 2020, I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the Liz and Dave Beebe Erie Canal Park. Dave and Liz are the reason why we have this tremendous asset in our community. There tireless efforts for nearly 50 years revived the Erie Canal through the Town of Camillus. This is just a small token of gratitude for all of their work.

Fairmount Community Library

September 12th, 2020

Congratulations to John Rittell, who recently retired as Executive Director of the library and please welcome aboard Brenda Shea as the new Director.

Recycling

September 12th, 2020

The Town Board recently joined the Onondaga County Legislature and several other municipalities in its support to urge the NYS Legislature to focus expansion of the NYS Returnable Container Act (“Bottle Bill”) on glass beverage containers only and to place a fully redeemable deposit of $.25 on each bottle of wine & spirits.
Local municipal curbside recycling programs are facing exponential increases in costs due to the loss of the Chinese export market, estimated to exceed $40 million annually statewide in 2019, and $60 million in 2020. Many communities cannot support the higher costs of recycling and are struggling to maintain their programs. Enacting a $0.25 deposit on wine and liquor glass containers is a cost-effective
incentive to ensure their recovery. Larger deposit values inspire greater redemption rates. The NYS Legislature should allocate a portion of the unclaimed deposits collected to the Environmental Protection Fund to support recycling and recycling markets statewide. Deposits should be placed on other non-alcoholic glass containers, including iced coffee and teas, energy drinks, and Kamubucha, to further enhance the recovery rate and improve curbside recycling quality.

Planning Board Agenda – Monday Sept 14 – 7:00

September 11th, 2020

PB Meeting will be held via Zoom, please check the PB webpage for log in instructions at PB Zoom
For any questions please contact me directly at mwlaflair@aol.com or 315.706.8803

PUBLIC HEARING
none
NEW BUSINESS
1. Jed Rotella TM # 023.-02-33.3
180 Par Place/2504 W. Genesee Turnpike
Site Plan Review for Special Use Permit
2. Waterbridge Extension TM # 006.1-01-23.0
305 Arch Stone Way
Amended Final Plat Application

OLD BUSINESS
1. Holdrege Subdivision TM # 007.-02-11.4
3386 Armstrong Road
Sketch Plan (continuation)
2. Cichowski Subdivision TM # 006.-04-02.0
6422 Van Alstine Road
Preliminary Plat Application
3. OYA Camillus A LLC & OYA Camillus B LLC TM # 006.-04-12.1
6327 Van Alstine Road
Zoning Board Referral
MINUTES TO REVIEW AND APPROVE
07/27/2020
08/10/2020
DISCUSSION
CORRESPONDENCE
COMMENTS OF TOWN OFFICIAL.S
COMMENTS OF THE ATTORNEY
COMMENTS OF THE ENGINEER
COMMENTS OF BOARD MEMBERS

Town Board Agenda – Tuesday September 8, 7:00 pm

September 7th, 2020

TOWN BOARD MEETING: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
MEETING ROOM: TOWN BOARD ROOM (MALE AVENUE ENTRANCE)

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING (S)

1. Consider amending Chapter 30§ 402 P(23) Use, to read as follows: These uses include all golf courses regardless of the number of holes or par strokes and sportsman clubs and the various indoor and outdoor activities of both of these uses, as well as horse trails, fishing areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields and also to include facilities for overnight or short term parking for motor homes, trailers or other camp ground activities.

2. Consider amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a six foot solid fence in the front yard of the property located at 3717 Warners Road, TM#: 016-01-06.1. (Per Councilor Mike LaFlair)
PUBLIC COMMENT

SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS

1. Amend resolution number 80 dated June 9, 2020 by replacing the last resolved paragraph with the following language: RESOLVED that this Water District Extension shall be named the Devoe Road Water District Extension #2 and that all the costs of the extending the water main and the installation and annual maintenance charge of the required water hydrant, including the cost of the connection to the water main, shall be paid by the petitioner.

2. Approve the Grant of License to Scott Hanzalik of 104 Turquoise Trail for a fence to be installed in the drainage easement along the easterly side of their property, conditioned upon their locating the drainage pipe therein by hiring Dig Safely New York to locate the drainage pipe located therein and installing all fence posts away from said drainage pipe. (Per Councilor Steve James)

3. Approve the Subdivision Improvement Security Agreement for Rolling Meadows Section 3 Subdivision and authorize Supervisor to sign.

4. Accept all conveyance for the infrastructure easements for Rolling Meadows Section 3 Subdivision.

5. Accept the conveyance of the warranty deed for the Rolling Meadows Section 3 Subdivision Water Tank.

PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SCHOOL TAX COLLECTION

August 24th, 2020

Onondaga County will be mailing out school tax bills to Town of Camillus residents on September 4. Starting September 8, the Town of Camillus Town Clerk’s office will begin accepting payments on behalf of the West Genesee, Solvay, and Marcellus school districts.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO NEED TO PAY TAXES IN PERSON!

For everyone’s safety, please send your payment by mail or pay online at: www.townofcamillus.com

You may not know that of the 10,000+ payments processed each tax season by the Town Clerk’s office, nearly 90% are regularly paid by mail or online. Receipts are automatically mailed back to the property owner and duplicate bills or receipts, tax info, and payment status can be easily obtained at any time from our website.

This year, for the health and safety of our residents and the Municipal Building staff, we are strongly encouraging ALL residents to take advantage of these easy and health conscious payment methods! Even cash payments may be easily converted to a bank check or money order and mailed or the funds may be electronically transferred via your bank.

Please note that, should payment be made in person despite the safer alternatives, those doing so should be prepared for extended wait times as the additional measures and precautions needed to comply with sanitation and social distancing will significantly slow our ability to process in person payments.

Please share this information with friends and family who may not have access to social media and who can benefit from the lack of risk in paying by mail or online!

Loop the Lake Trail – West side extension completed

August 22nd, 2020

A great way to enjoy our waterfront community. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced an extension of the Loop-the-Lake Recreational Trail on August 12, 2020. The new asphalt trail, which will allow greater access to the Onondaga Lake shoreline, has bench seating and runs over a mile from Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Visitors Center to the Harbor Brook area, lengthening the Loop-the-Lake network of trails to nearly nine miles. The overview picture can be viewed here at Map

Town Board Meeting Tues Aug 25 7:00

August 21st, 2020

Below is the Agenda for the Town Board Meeting. Masks and social distance will be enforced.

Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13219

TOWN BOARD MEETING: TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020
MEETING ROOM: TOWN BOARD ROOM (MALE AVENUE ENTRANCE)

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC HEARING (S)

1. Consider amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow an 8 foot privacy fence in the back yard at 204 Dixon Drive, TM #: 054.-08-11.0. (Per Councilor Steve James)
2. Consider amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a five foot chain link fence in the front yard (s) of the property located at 101 Signal Ridge, TM#: 014.1-07.05.0. (Per Councilor Mike LaFlair)
3. Consider amending Chapter 30, Zoning, § 1303(c)(1) by adding the language “and fronts the 500 block of Hinsdale Road.” (Per Councilor Mike LaFlair)

PUBLIC COMMENT
SUPERVISOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
COUNCILOR’S COMMENTS \ COMMITTEE REPORTS
ACCEPT THE MINUTES
OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS

1. The Town of Camillus adopts the LGS-1 Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records, issued pursuant to Article 57-A of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law and containing legal minimum retention periods for local government records for use by all officers in legally disposing of valueless records listed therein; it is FURTHER RESOVLED, that in accordance with Article 57-A: (a) only those records will be disposed of that are described in the LGS-1 Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records after they have met the minimum retention periods described therein; and (b) only those records will be disposed of that do not have sufficient administrative, fiscal, legal, or historical value to merit retention beyond established legal minimum periods.
2. Appoint Heather Giancarelli of 110 Danbury Drive to the Clerk One Position for Judge Petosa with an hourly wage of $15.01 and a 9 month probation period.
3. Approve budget transfers.
4. Approve the Optimist Club of Camillus, NY to use the corner of Male Avenue and West Genesee Street for the annual Christmas Tree Sale to be held approximately November 17, 2020 – December 25, 2020.
5. Set the date, time, and place as September 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Camillus Municipal Building to hold a public hearing to consider amending Chapter 34- Fences, §34.7-Exceptions, the purpose of which is to allow a six foot solid fence in the front yard of the property located at 3717 Warners Road, TM#: 016-01-06.1. (Per Councilor Mike LaFlair)
6. Resolution to grant a license to allow a five foot high chain link-fence to cross the drainage easement from the southeast corner of the residence, then due West approximately 81 ft. due north west 84′, and due east to the back of the deck approximately 33′ on the property located at 101 Signal Ridge, TM #: 014.1-07-05.0. (Per Councilor Mike LaFlair)
7. Appoint Elizabeth Goyette of 6115 ½ Newport Road to the part time clerical list.

PUBLIC COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

National Grid warns of scammers

August 20th, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial stress on many individuals, National Grid is alerting customers about a recent phone scam, where imposters are promising refunds or discounts. Here’s how scammers are trying to prey on customers:

• Customers may notice their caller ID displays an incoming call is from a phone number in a nearby town or even the neighborhood where they live.
• When customers answer the phone, a recorded message explains that due to being overbilled, they are owed refunds or discounts on their utility bills.
• The customer is instructed to press ‘1’ to learn more about the refund or discount.
• The customer is transferred to a live person, who explains that the customer is eligible for a refund or discount.
• The caller then begins probing for personal information, which may include a ZIP code and the utility bill account number.

The scammer eventually may try to have the customer provide bank account or other personal or financial information. Divulging this level of information can lead to identity theft or customers having their bank accounts accessed.

Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in replicating National Grid’s recorded messaging and directions for phone prompts, making it more difficult to differentiate an actual National Grid phone call from an imposter’s call. Similar scams have been reported across the U.S. by other utilities.
Customers who have fallen victim to the scam should immediately contact National Grid by using the toll-free telephone numbers listed on their billing statements. The company wants to protect customers and offers the following warning signs to detect this recent scam:

• Do not cave to pressure. Never – under any circumstances – offer personal or financial information to someone who you cannot identify.
• Scammers will not have access to your account information, and you should never provide that information if you are asked.
• National Grid representatives who call you will know your account number.
• Verify that you are speaking with a National Grid representative. Ask the caller to provide the last five digits of your National Grid account number.
• If the caller does not know your account number, hang up the phone.

To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from scams, visit ngrid.com/scam